Prenatal Yoga Six Week Series Starts Monday!

Prenatal Yoga Class

Mondays (Sept 16th – Oct. 28, no class Oct. 14)

5pm – 6:15pm

@ Salt Spring Wellness Centre on Hereford Ave.
Access to class is through parking lot entry from the back (Rainbow Road.)

We are in the smaller back studio of the Wellness Centre.

Drop in welcome! $17/class. There is lots of space.

Register for the whole series for $75. Please pay Shannon, not the Wellness Centre.

I am a certified Yoga teacher, Lamaze Prenatal Educator and DONA Birth Doula. I have been practising and teaching on Salt Spring Island since 2008.

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Kundalini Yoga Retreat July 2019

Looking for an opportunity to dive deeply into your Self with the tools of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation? To nourish your connection to yourself, build trust and self esteem, know who you are? A retreat “A Shade More…Aware” could be such an opportunity!

Shannon will be co-teaching and co-hosting the retreat with Dori of enso retreat centre on Salt Spring Island, BC.

When: July 11, 2019 afternoon  – July 14, 2019 afternoon

Where: enso retreat centre

Registration and information:


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Childbirth Preparation Workshop March 24 and 31, 2019

What: Childbirth Preparation Classes (Lamaze-certified)

When: Sunday March 24, 2019 and Sunday March 31, 2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Studio on Salt Spring Island – end of Rainbow on Collins Rd.

Pre-Registration Required: Contact Shannon for details



Cost: $120 per birthing team

There is a balance of listening style learning, activities to do together, activities to do with your partners, discussion and question time.


  1. Introductions and Key Principles for Healthy Outcomes
  2. Stages of Labour and Birth
  3. Anatomy and Hormones
  4. Understanding Pain, Coping, Creating Birth Environment
  5. Labour Lab I – Early Labour practice positions, skills and strategies
  6. Breathing Activity for Centering
  7. Rhythm, Ritual, Relaxation video
  8. Labour Lab II: Active Labour & Back Labour
  9. Review game
  10. Birth Team and Beyond – Roles
  11. Informed Decision-Making (B.R.A.I.N.)
  12. Interventions and Hospital procedures – ReasonsRisksBenefitsAlternatives
  13. Cesarean birth
  14. Labour Lab III – Pushing and Delivery
  15. Postpartum (from birth to 6 weeks) (infant attachment and health, mama health)
  16. Birth Planning Activity
  17. Postpartum Whole Person and Family Health: Role of Support System
  18. Breastfeeding: How it works | Common stages / progression | Challenges and Options
  19. Community resources and handouts
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Prenatal Childbirth Preparation Workshop

A holistic workshop to prepare you and your birth team for labour, birth and early postpartum.

Saturday and Sunday September 22 and 23, 2018 in the afternoons

Dukes Road, Salt Spring Island

$75/birth team

Please register by August 31, 2018. Call 250-653-4867 or email shannoncowanyoga(at)gmail

  • recognize and respond to stages of labour
  • learn to cope with pain, to support rhythm, ritual and relaxation during labour and birth
  • understand anatomy, physiology and emotional landscapes for a variety of labouring women
  • understand medical interventions and their usage, learn to make informed decisions
  • promote healthy birth outcomes through knowledge and practice

This is recommended for first time parents, for those who have not attended any births before, and for those who had a traumatic previous birth experience or who are striving to create a birthing team from partners/helpers who may require some guidance and practice to be comfortable with their role helping support a labouring and postpartum mother.


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Send Yourself a Self Love Valentine

Kundalini yoga teachings offer enormous latitude in the teaching and learning about self love. Finding the peace and love that is the honest-to-goodness truth at your core is the ultimate pursuit of humans, the world over. And, it is possible! Achievable! Available to us. Practice a Kundalini Yoga meditation this week to celebrate because “You Gotta Know What Love Is!” to share it with others! What a great feeling! Sat Nam.

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Prenatal Yoga Returns February 5th

Mondays 4:30pm – 5:45pm

Creek Studio 427 Dukes Road

Call or email to reserve your space ($35/month) or try drop-in ($12/class if space allows).

The space is limited to 5 mats.


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Kundalini Yoga Regular Class

Regular all levels class on Mondays 8am is warm ups, yoga and meditation, breathing and sound healing. There is something for everyone!

When: Mondays starting Sept. 11th, 2017  8:00 – 9:15 am

Where: 427 Dukes Road in the Creek Studio, top of the green barn. Park on the road and walk in through the gate, please.

Since space is limited, you’ll need to secure a spot month to month with a $35 payment.

Contact Shannon to register and pre-pay, or to drop in $12, please call at least 1 hour before class to see if there is space for you that day. Thanks!

shannoncowanyoga(at)gmail(dot)com or 250.653.4867

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